2017 Tax Filing Deadlines

I thought I was done with deadlines once I finished school. Nope! Being a tax accountant, I know deadlines come one after the other.

You are probably familiar with the April filing deadline, but there are many other filing deadlines throughout the year. When you complete one, there’s another around the corner. When you finish them all, they just repeat the next year. The madness never ends.

Ben Harris looking over paperwork with new client

Ben Harris looking over paperwork with a new client.

Federal Tax Return Filing Deadlines by Entity Type

This post will list all of the federal tax return filing deadlines listed by entity or filer type. Also included are links to extension forms you can submit to get more time to file.

An extension must be filed by the original return due date. Understand that extensions are only extensions of time to file. You are expected to pay any taxes owed with the original due date.

These deadlines can be different if your company is a fiscal year filer. A fiscal year is an accounting year that does not end on April 31st. An example would be a nonprofit that uses a 12-month fiscal year beginning July 1st and ending on June 30th.

For the due dates listed below let us assume a calendar year, January 1st – December 31st.

Individuals

Form 1040: April 18, 2017. This return is due on the 15th day (later if on a weekend) of the 4th month after the end of your tax year.

Extension: Form 4868. Use Form 4868 to request a 6-month extension (October 15th) of time to file Form 1040. Link to IRS pdf.

Estimated tax payments: April 15th, June 15th, September 15th, January 15th (after year end).  If a fiscal year tax payer, payments are due on the 15th day of the 4th, 6th, and 9th months of your tax year and on the 15th day of the 1st month after your fiscal year ends.

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Partnerships

Form 1065: March 15, 2017. This return is due on the 15th day of the 3rd month after the end of the partnership’s tax year. Provide each partner with a copy of their Schedule K-1 by this date as well.

Extension: Form 7004. Use Form 7004 to request an automatic 6-month (September 15th) extension of time to file Form 1065. Link to IRS pdf.

Corporations and S-Corporations

Form 1120: March 15, 2017 (S Corporations). This return is due on the 15th day of the 3rd month after the end of the corporation’s tax year. The S Corp returns are one month sooner than usual starting in 2017.

Form 1120: April 18, 2017 (Corporations). This return is due on the 15th day of the 4th month after the end of the corporation’s tax year.

Extension: Form 7004. Use Form 7004 to request an automatic 6-month (October 15th) extension of time to file Form 1120. Link to IRS pdf.

Estimated tax payments: April 15th, June 15th, September 15th, December 15th.  If the corporation is on a fiscal year, payments are due on the 15th day of the 4th, 6th, 9th, and 12th months of the corporation’s tax year.

Exempt Organizations/Non Profit

Form 990: May 15th. This return is due on the 15th day of the 5th month following the end of the organization’s taxable year.

Extension: Form 8868. Use Form 8868 to request an automatic 6-month (November 15th) extension of time to file. Link to IRS pdf.

In Conclusion

Tax filing deadlines can be confusing. Leave it to a professional. Call Numberman LLC, 503-568-1316, to have your taxes done right and on time!

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